Self catering and country cottages in England

Whether you are looking for a cottage in the English countryside or by the coast there is so much to see and do in England. There are many beautiful areas to return to or new ones to explore on a self catering cottage holiday. England is world famous for its beautiful green countryside and pretty villages. Popular areas in England for country cottage holidays include the Cotswolds, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District to name just a few. England also has a beautiful and diverse coastline, from the white cliffs of Dover to the sandy beaches in the South West, stunning scenery awaits you in coastal parts of England. Which part of England you are looking to visit will depend on your preferences and needs. See our area guide to find out more about holidays in the different parts of England.

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The South West of England tends to be a favourite for self catering holidays whereas beautiful areas such as Suffolk and Norfolk attract people on romantic cottage breaks. Each area of England has its own charms and attractions. Whilst on holiday remember to participate in the English pastime of drinking tea and eating cake. Wherever you go on your self catering holiday in England you will no doubt come across quaint tea shops where you can have a cream tea and take a relaxing break.

England is of course well known for elegant large country houses and English country cottages. If your budget doesnít extend to staying in a large manor house or mansion, you can nevertheless enjoy visiting one of the National Trustís or English Heritage properties on a day out. There are many quaint country cottages in England to choose from ranging from cottages for two to budget family self catering accommodation. You may even find accommodation within a national park or within an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are many options including eco friendly properties and even houseboats.

In terms of activities you can enjoy in England, these include walking, hiking, cycling and horse riding. There are usually ample opportunities for these sorts of activities in the country areas. Some also enjoy golfing and fishing. Others still enjoy shopping and general sightseeing. Do check through cottage details to find out what activities and opportunities are available nearby so you can get the best out of your self catering break. For many an important consideration is which pubs and restaurants are nearby. Owners or agencies can advise you on what attractions are near their cottage and can make recommendations about the best ones to visit to ensure you have an enjoyable cottage holiday.


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Meadow View, Little Bytham, Lincolnshire, England

6 bedroom Cottage, Lincolnshire.

Beautiful high quality holiday farmhouse with lovely gardens, hot tub and fantastic location next to stunning countryside, just 10 minutes drive from Stamford and Rutland Water Nature Reserve, ideal for large groups such as hen parties or large families.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2195 to £2995 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 20 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01778590596 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lavender Coastal Cottage, Neston, Burton, Neston, Cheshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, England.

Stylish and modern 2 bedroom holiday cottage with stunning river views located on a working farm in a rural hamlet on the picturesque Wirral Peninsula.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £271 to £562 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Scott's Cottage, Arreton, Isle of Wight, England

2 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Isle of Wight.

Very lovely 2 bedroom thatched country cottage with private garden close to the heart of the Isle of Wight with the coast within easy reach for days out.

Price range from £350 to £795 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 07 May 2015 to 05 September 2015;

phone 01983 532 137 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Culmbridge House, Cullompton, Devon, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Devon.

Fabulous country house in Englandís West Country, with a large garden, swimming pool and games room, ideal for special celebrations and group getaways.

Special features: free internet access, pool (50 yards away exclusive use of private indoor heated pool), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £1400 to £3600 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01823 665500 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Dairy Country Cottage, Coverack, Cornwall, England

1 bedroom Stone-Built Holiday Cottage, West Country.

Light, bright and airy accommodation ideal for just 2 or up to 4 people, with a lovely garden and a location near to the pretty fishing village of Coverack, this could be an ideal base for a romantic break along the stunning and picturesque Lizard Peninsula.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £290 to £660 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Weston Farm, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, England

5 bedroom Cottages, Shakespeare Country.

Collection of 4 star rated holiday cottages located on a working farm in the Warwickshire countryside close to Stratford upon Avon.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £240 to £1650 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 9 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01789 750688 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Skiptory Woodland Holiday Lodge, White Cross Bay, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Woodland Holiday Lodge, Lake District National Park.

Have a top holiday in this beautifully decorated 2 bedroom dog-friendly wooden holiday lodge, conveniently situated within a holiday park close to the shores of Lake Windermere, near the heart of the Lake District National Park, two legged visitors should be wagging their tails here and four legged visitors should give this lodge the thumbs up.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), tennis court.

Price range from £382 to £827 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

James's Parlour, Alkington, Shropshire, England

5 bedroom Farm Cottage, Heart of England.

This large 5 bedroom barn conversion is part of a collection of holiday barns on a working farm close to Whitchurch, sleeping up to 12 and with access to excellent shared leisure facilities on site including an indoor heated swimming pool, games area for tennis, football or badminton as well as picnic areas and woodlands walks, this is a great place for a relaxing holiday with a group of friends or family and is conveniently close to the Mercian Cycle Path and Shropshire Union Canal.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), tennis court.

Price range from £825 to £1935 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Church Cottage, Northrepps, Norfolk, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, East Anglia.

Characterful 3 bedroom holiday cottage situated next to the village church in Northrepps, close to the coastal town of Cromer, this could be a great base for discovering the fantastic seaside and beaches of the North Norfolk Heritage Coast, dog-friendly and welcoming up to 2 pet dogs.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £393 to £790 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Usherwoods Barn, Tatham, Lancashire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Yorkshire Dales.

Spacious family-friendly and dog-friendly holiday barn with wonderful countryside views out to the Three Peaks, close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Price range from £417 to £1488 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

William's Hayloft, Alkington, Shropshire, England

3 bedroom Holiday Barn, Heart of England.

Dog-friendly and very family-friendly farm cottage set within a collection of barn conversions close to Whitchurch, with a play area for toddlers, as well as excellent shared leisure facilities on offer, including an indoor heated swimming pool and games area where you can play tennis, badminton or football, this is a great place for a family holiday.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), tennis court.

Price range from £435 to £885 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Oakleys, Foxearth, Long Melford, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Luxurious Historic Cottage, visits to historical re-enactments and ancient halls and manor houses.

Luxurious and romantic cottage oozing character and charm situated in a tiny hamlet in the heart of the Suffolk countryside with a pretty enclosed garden leading to an orchard and wonderful private sauna.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £624 to £1031 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cow Byre Countryside Cottage, Cumbria & The Lake District , Barras, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Northern England.

This stone built semi-detached cottage is attached to the owners' farmhouse, set in the hamlet of Barra, close to the town of Kirkby Stephen and sleeps two people.

Price range from £249 to £453 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Vicarage Farm Cottages, Buxton, Derbyshire, England

7 bedroom Cottage Complex, Peak District National Park.

A small collection of three delightful country cottages with lovely countryside views nestled in six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodlands within the Peak District National Park.

Special features: tennis court, games room.

Price range from £295 to £840 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 15 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 03 July 2015 to 13 July 2015;
Late availability: from 29 May 2015 to 01 June 2015;

phone 01298 871737 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rosemore Grange, Whitbourne, Worcestershire, England

11 bedroom Mansion, Heart of England .

Large country house with 11 bedrooms and many fine features, nestled in pleasant private gardens by glorious unspoilt countryside, within easy reach of Worcester, Hereford, Cheltenham and the Malvern Hills, ideal for large family or group getaways, parties, special celebrations and special holidays.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1600 to £4000 per week
Sleeps from 20 to 26 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07814776341 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cosy Treat, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Unique Chapel Conversion Apartment, Forest of Dean.

Escape for a romantic break or special holiday to Cosy Treat where you can enjoy a relaxing holiday in luxurious surroundings in a beautiful Chapel Conversion in the Forest of Dean.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £458.00 to £650.00 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01594 827 311 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Poachers Hideaway, Horncastle, Louth, Lincolnshire, England

11 bedroom Cottage Complex, Lincolnshire Wolds.

A collection of six high quality country cottages nestled in a valley in the gorgeous Lincolnshire Wolds with fantastic views of nearby meadows and woodlands as well as private coarse fishing lakes on site.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £420 to £665 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 25 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01507 533555 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Brookside Country House, Bronygarth, Shropshire, England

10 bedroom Manor House, Heart of England.

Live it up at this 10 bedroom Country House, whatever the occasion, this impressive holiday house offers ample space for large groups of up to 30 and is set within 2 acres of gardens, with elegant accommodation and views out to Chirk Castle plus shared access to an indoor swimming pool, sauna, gym, tennis and squash courts, this is a very special Manor House.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2300 to £4894 per week
Sleeps from 15 to 30 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Durstone Cottages, Hereford, Herefordshire, England

9 bedroom Cottage Complex, Heart of England.

Collection of five rural holiday cottages with a shared games room located in the unspoilt Herefordshire countryside.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1250 to £2500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 22 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone 01885400221 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Court Farm Cottages, Bude, Cornwall, England

9 bedroom Luxury Cottage, south west.

Court Farm Holidays are a collection of child-friendly Cornish holiday cottages with shared access to a swimming pool, games room, tennis court and childrenís play area, an ideal place for families.

Special features: pool (AT COURT FARM (NOT NORTHCOTT FARMHOUSE)), tennis court, games room, indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £300 to £4600 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 17 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 10
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01288 361 494 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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